CSUMB baseball

 In terms of postseason potential, the next two weeks could dictate where the Otters fit in.
 If the season ended today, CSUMB would be playoff bound as it sits at 13-9 in the CCAA North Division behind nationally ranked Chico State.
 The Otters final 16 games, starting this afternoon in San Francisco, are against teams in the North Division.
 CSUMB has stung the ball at the plate this spring, hitting .284 as a team. San Benito grad Jacob Tonascia is hitting a team high .336 while Hayden Duer his ripped six homers.
 Duer, who shares the single-season home run record at CSUMB, shares the team led in runs batted in this year with Myles Hager with 28.
 Zakry Taylor found his stroke last week, going six-for-eight to raise his batting average to .316 for the Otters, while Monterey High grad Jordan Esposo is hitting .296 with a team high seven steals.
 What's critical down the stretch for the Otters will be their starting pitching. Ryan Arambula has been solid, sharing the team lead in wins with four while compiling a 2.34 earned run average.
 San Benito products Bryan Granger and Greg Steinbeck have been brought back slowly after arm injuries kept them off the field last season.
 Granger sports a 2.70 ERA in 30 innings of work while Steinbeck is 3-1, making him 9-1 in his first two collegiate seasons at CSUMB.
 The bullpen has been sharp of late as Kyle Narahara leads the Otters in saves with six, relying on a setup crew that includes Colton Fletcher and his 1.32 ERA and Drew Kozain.
 In addition, former Soledad High standout AJ Banuelos has given the bullpen another arm, having made eight appearances, earning his first collegiate win last week.

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